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A Brain Computer Interface for Disabled Individuals

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65836
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AG022280
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CLEVELAND MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.
4415 EUCLID AVE CLEVELAND, OH 44103-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: A Brain Computer Interface for Disabled Individuals
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AG022280-01
Award Amount: $151,941.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this project is to develop a compact, convenient, and easy-to-use wireless brain-computer interface (BCI) system that allows limited but extremely valuable communications with the most severely head injured patients using their brain wave. The hardware components include a miniature 8-channel (19 or 38-channel) transmitter capable of acquiring, amplifying, digitizing, and transmitting EEG/ERP signal, a receiver that is attached to a commercial PC, and a laptop PC, which can be easily fitted in a typical laptop PC case. A software package is developed for delivering user defined auditory/visual stimuli, acquiring and extracting ERPs, and classifying ERPs corresponding to each stimulus continuously in real-time. The primary challenge of this project is to classify match/mismatch event related potential (ERP) accurately and in real-time. An innovative multi-domain dense array neuroinformatic methodology is developed to classify the ERPs. Results from the preliminary study clearly show the feasibility of real-time classifying match/mismatch ERPs at high accuracy. The proposed brain-computer interface system will be evaluated in normal subjects during this phase I study. Successful implementation of the BCI system could have clinical significance by setting up a communication channel between physician and the severely injured patients and practical use.

Principal Investigator:

Xueyan Xu
2166195913
SXU@CLEVEMED.COM

Business Contact:


2167916720
Small Business Information at Submission:

CLEVELAND MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.
CLEVELAND MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. 11000 CEDAR AVE, STE 130/461 CLEVELAND, OH 44106

EIN/Tax ID: 341675639
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No